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Briggs International appoints new president and chief executive officer

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

International materials handling equipment distributor, Briggs International, has appointed Darron Ash President and Chief Executive Officer. Ash was previously chief financial officer for Sammons Enterprises, Inc., the holding company for Briggs International.

“Our Briggs businesses continue to expand service and product lines to provide customers with solutions that minimize the cost of operating materials handling equipment,” said Heather Kreager, Chief Executive Officer for Sammons Enterprises. “Under Darron’s leadership, we expect Briggs companies to evolve further, leveraging innovative practices from across the global business to give customers access to innovative and effective materials handling solutions and services.”

During his tenure with Sammons Enterprises Ash has been responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial planning and reporting. He also worked closely with the company’s Board of Directors in defining the company's growth strategy and in evaluating capital allocation and opportunities for value creation across the Sammons Enterprises businesses. Prior to joining Sammons Enterprises in 2006, Ash’s professional background was in the private equity and public accounting industries.

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